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  1. The absolute best and worst two weeks of Hugh McCutcheon's life

    Elizabeth Merrill

    There may be no way to sum up the past 15 days, the absolute worst and best of Hugh McCutcheon's life, other than to say he's now an Olympic champion.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2008
  2. Ping's emotional return to China ends with surprising medal run

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Inside a special old haunt where Lang Ping once played, it could be said the U.S. women's volleyball coach had the best of almost everything. But by the end of it all, she seemed ready to escape the fanfare.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2008
  3. Taormina takes solace in knowing she didn't quit on her Olympic d...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Sheila Taormina may not remember the Beijing Olympics as being the most fun experience of her life, but the modern pentathlete takes comfort in knowing she didn't quit.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  4. Coach's wife, family still at heart of U.S. volleyball's run

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The U.S. men's volleyball team had just pulled off an upset to advance to the gold-medal game. But coach Hugh McCutcheon's mind was still elsewhere -- with his grieving wife back home.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  5. Could this loss actually bring back Olympic softball?

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Some say softball was taken off the Olympic docket because the United States was too dominant in the sport. So, could Japan's shocking upset of the Americans help bring back softball?

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  6. Askren's long wait for shot on Olympic mat ends in tears

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Ben Askren was a rock star at Missouri, known for his funky style and big blond fro. But what impact would the young wrestler have in Beijing? We followed him during his Olympic experience.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  7. Solo no more: Goalkeeper regains starting spot and teammates' tru...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Nearly one year ago, Hope Solo was alone, shunned from her U.S. soccer teammates after venting about being benched in the World Cup. She has since rejoined her team, with a new coach and a new outlook as the women move forward in Beijing.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  8. Smart's silver medal the silver lining to a difficult year

    Elizabeth Merrill

    This past year has been one of the most difficult for siblings Erinn and Keeth Smart. But Erinn's success in Beijing let them both know that everything would be OK.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  9. U.S. shot-putting 'dream team' a bust in Beijing

    Elizabeth Merrill

    They're known as the big three -- U.S. shot-putters Christian Cantwell, Adam Nelson and Reese Hoffa -- but Friday they played small, as Cantwell settled for silver.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  10. Young U.S. men's gymnasts no match for Yang, China

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Just days after winning a surprising bronze team medal, Jonathan Horton's and Sasha Artemev's inexperience showed against the powerful Chinese in the all-around.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  11. U.S. softball dominating again at Games, but this time it's bitte...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The U.S. softball team is picking up right where it left off in Athens -- dominating the competition on a path to gold. But this time, there is no light at the end of the medal tunnel. Players are savoring every moment knowing the sport will not be in the Olympics in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  12. Clutch, and unexpected, performances lead U.S. men's team to podi...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The U.S. men's gymnastics team wasn't supposed to make it to the finals without the Hamm brothers, but a handful of clutch performances from this group of unknowns led to an improbable podium spot.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2008
  13. Nadal-Federer rivalry could put spark in Olympic tennis

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Many of the world's top tennis stars play in the Olympics, but the sport doesn't garner much attention. Could a Nadal-Federer gold-medal match change all that?

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2008
  14. Centennial Park bombing survivor shocked by attack on Bachmans

    Elizabeth Merrill

    When Calvin Thorbourne heard the news of the stabbing attacks at the Beijing Olympics, he couldn't help but think of his own experience at the 1996 Centennial Park bombing in Atlanta.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2008
  15. Weak link? Nah, this group just added more oomph to Phelps' run

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Those "weak links" who were supposed to potentially derail Michael Phelps' run at history? Yeah, those guys. They just set a world record and made the decision heading into Monday's 4x100 relay final that much more difficult.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2008
  16. Lomong, Team USA make statement ... without making a statement

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Lopez Lomong and his U.S. teammates say he was chosen to be the flag bearer simply because his journey to the Games was an inspiration. That's true, but the honor says a lot more.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008